Books & Essays
Books & Essays
7 March 2017

Experts and politics: why Gove knows better than Plato

In an extract from his new book, Mick Hume defends the public's right to choose.

2 March 2017

Jess Phillips: an establishment feminist

In Everywoman, Phillips shows she’s more mainstream than rebel.

28 February 2017

Kershaw’s lesson from the 1930s

Ian Kershaw’s Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris reminds us of the vital importance of defending democracy.

28 February 2017

‘French women feel like it’s now or never’

Lauren Bastide on the burqa, Le Pen and being a French feminist.

23 February 2017

Five Revolting! reasons to fight for democracy today

Mick Hume on some ideas behind his new book, out now.

27 January 2017

Narcissism: a
reflection

He’s fragile. He needs affirmation. He exploits intimacy. And he’s in a relationship with me.

27 January 2017

On free
will

Julian Baggini on constraint and choice.

27 January 2017

The analysed
self

Psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz on how we lose and find ourselves.

27 January 2017

Exploding myths of gender

Cordelia Fine’s excellent new book takes apart the idea that male and female behaviours are determined by evolution.

27 January 2017

In defence of rational man

Behavioural economics adds a pseudo-scientific sheen to anti-democracy.